Current Biology

Study shows size matters in prehistoric seas

Why did life forms first begin to get larger and what advantage did this increase in size provide? UCLA biologists working with an international team of scientists examined the earliest communities of large ...

Jan 23, 2014 4.4 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

Knut the polar bear's medical legacy

Keeping wild animals is an important component of the mission of zoos to educate the public and preserve endangered species. When animals die, tracking the potential cause becomes an investigation of pathogens ...

Jan 03, 2014 not rated yet 0

Data are lost to science at 'astonishing rate'

New evidence reported in the journal Current Biology on December 19 confirms long-held fears about the fate of scientific data. Careful evaluation of more than 500 randomly selected studies found that the original data b ...

Dec 19, 2013 4.9 / 5 (16) 6 | with audio podcast

Microplastics make marine worms sick

Tiny bits of plastic trash could spell big trouble for marine life, starting with the worms, say a team of researchers from Plymouth University and the University of Exeter who report their evidence in a ...

Dec 02, 2013 4 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast